Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay: FDA

Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay: FDA By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby is sold online and in retail stores, […]

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U.S. Weighs Blood Donation Changes Over Zika Virus

U.S. Weighs Blood Donation Changes Over Zika Virus By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are considering whether to put a halt to blood donations from travelers returning from countries affected by the Zika virus, primarily in Central and South America. At a media briefing Thursday, Dr. […]

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U.S. Weighs Blood Donation Changes Over Zika Virus

U.S. Weighs Blood Donation Changes Over Zika Virus By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are considering whether to put a halt to blood donations from travelers returning from countries affected by the Zika virus, primarily in Central and South America. At a media briefing Thursday, Dr. […]

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Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care Issues

SOURCES: CBS News/New York Times Poll, Dec. 4-8, 2015. New York Times/CBS News Poll, Jan. 7-10, 2016. Gallup poll, Dec. 14, 2015. Washington Post: “5th Republican debate transcript, annotated: Who said what and what it meant,” Dec. 15, 2015. The Guardian: “Democratic debate: after Sanders’ apology, candidates spar on Isis, taxes and guns – as […]

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Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care Issues

SOURCES: CBS News/New York Times Poll, Dec. 4-8, 2015. New York Times/CBS News Poll, Jan. 7-10, 2016. Gallup poll, Dec. 14, 2015. Washington Post: “5th Republican debate transcript, annotated: Who said what and what it meant,” Dec. 15, 2015. The Guardian: “Democratic debate: after Sanders’ apology, candidates spar on Isis, taxes and guns – as […]

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Lung-Irritating Chemical Found in Flavored E-Cigs

Lung-Irritating Chemical Found in Flavored E-Cigs By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests. “It might be the case that if the user of an electronic cigarette […]

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As Zika Virus Spreads, Doctors Try to Calm Fears

As Zika Virus Spreads, Doctors Try to Calm Fears Jan. 28, 2016 — Public health officials said Thursday they’re concerned about the fast-spreading Zika virus, and they’re racing to understand its relationship to the troubling rise in birth defects seen in Brazil and other countries. “The level of alarm is extremely high,” said Margaret Chan, […]

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Exercise: Is More Always Better?

Jan. 28, 2016 — If a little exercise is good, then more is better in terms of calorie burn and weight loss, right? That’s what most of us tend to believe. But it’s not necessarily true, a research team says. They found that people who exercise a lot don’t burn extra calories for their efforts […]

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Study Finds No Proof of ‘Seasonal’ Depression

Study Finds No Proof of ‘Seasonal’ Depression By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study cast doubts on the existence of seasonal depression — a mood disorder linked to reduced sunlight in the winter months. This form of depression — known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and recognized […]

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Clues to Schizophrenia’s Origins Uncovered

Clues to Schizophrenia’s Origins Uncovered By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some people might develop schizophrenia when a normal process of brain development goes haywire in adolescence and early adulthood, Harvard researchers report. Everyone undergoes what is called “synaptic pruning” as they move into adulthood, explained study author Steven […]

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